Canyon Creek Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.2 miles
2,536 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Easy.. Haha Nooooo!! Snowy most of the way, alders covered in snow, draped over the trail in many places. Great view above the clouds, now that I am done I am feeling like a rockstar but damn that was a tough hike!!!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

First four miles or so were pretty nice, nothing too extreme. But FUCK whoever rated this as an "easy" trail based on the last mile.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great views from the falls and the lake. More of a moderate hike with plenty of rocks, overgrowth, and some good inclines.

Friday, April 08, 2016

While much of this hike is easy to moderate, near the end it climbs rapidly and becomes pretty steep. The lake and falls are beautiful, though, and worth the effort. Just make sure to give yourself plenty of time to make it up and back, and watch for cairns in some of the rockier sections so you don't lose the trail.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I have two bad knees and im overweight very very tough hike. It take me hours to get to the lake and everytime I swear I'll never do it again but its worth it every time. my son who started this hike qhen he was 10 carried his own gear. not an overnighter thats for sure unless ur in great shape and dont pack heavy. the fishing ia great.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This is a beautiful hike! The landscape changes quit often. This trail has lots of loose rocks and boulders to climb over (scrambled trails in many areas) when you near the view of the waterfall you will be climbing very large boulders, at this point the tail almost disappears into massive boulders. The waterfall is narrow, but the nearly 200ft drop from the top of the cliff is amazing. This hike gains in elevation over 2,000 ft., it's not exactly flat. I recommend this hike for those who can handle steep hiking!

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